Hevelius Cup: Finnish teams dominated the short programs
Team Unique claimed the lead in the Short Program. (Credits: Santtu Jaakkola - 2020)
The fourth Hevelius Cup is arranged on 18th -19th of January in Gdansk, Poland. There are three ISU and six Interclub categories participating this competition. On Saturday, Interclub teams of Junior B, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, and Adult categories took the ice. ISU Junior and ISU Senior teams performed their short programs.
Team Unique leads the Senior category
The second was Helsinki Rockettes from Finland earning points 69.13. They had two very unfortunate falls in the Intersection and it ruined the whole element. Anyway, they had great speed and their Traveling Circle succeeded very well.
Third place belonged to Skating Graces from Germany. They had a very well-balanced program and the panel gave them 45.90 points. Their wine-colored dresses captured the attention and fitted well to the music.
Eight Senior teams competed in this division.
Finland rules the Juniors
In the second place in the short was Ice Steps from Finland. They got 50.95 points. Their “Twilight Zone” program was a flawless performance and they conveyed the atmosphere of their theme very well.
Reflection is also from Finland. They reached a score of 45.95 and got third place. There were no big mistakes and the “Princess Jasmine” theme from Disney movie “Aladdin” was very entertaining.
Finland really ruled this competition, also the fourth place went to Finnish team Ice Infinity with scores 38.03. They had a bad fall in Intersection and one skater injured her arm but bravely executed the program to the end.
The Junior division also gathered eight teams.
Four interclub categories competed on Saturday
In the Pre-Juvenile category, there were four cute teams, three from Poland and one from Netherland. The winner was Ice Fire Pre-Juvenile from Poland with scores 23.72. Le Soleil Pre-Juvenile also from Poland finished second and got a total score of 18.82. Team Illumiloops from Netherland took the bronze with 17.25 and the fourth was Amber Ice Two from Poland gathering a total score of 11.65.
The number of teams idicates the rise of the sport in Poland
Adult teams ended the evening. The winner was Adelaide Ice Magic Adult from Australia with points 36.67. All the tree Polish teams placed far behind it. Ice Fire Adult A got the silver medal and a total score of 18.87. Le Soleil Adult took the bronze and 18.70 points the fourth was Ice Fire Adult B. They got 15.13 points.
Results - TOP 3
4th Hevelius Cup
JAN 17, 2020 - JAN 19, 2020
|1||Team Unique (FIN)||226.67|
|2||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||218.37|
|3||Skating Graces (GER)||152.82|
|1||Adelaide Ice Magic (AUS)||72.84|
|1||Team Mystique (FIN)||179.98|
|2||Ice Steps (FIN)||151.70|
|1||Team Dynamique (FIN)||84.55|
|2||Dream Steps (FIN)||76.00|
|3||Aurora Borealis (FIN)||75.95|
|2||Les Miracles (FIN)||67.85|
|3||Team Butterfl Ice (GER)||67.20|